Looking for a few things to do this weekend, Aug. 16-18, in and around Barrington?
Holy Angels parish hosts its annual Summer Festival on Friday and Saturday nights under the “big tent” in the parking lot at 341 Maple Avenue. The festival starts at 6 pm Friday and Saturday and will offer homemade Italian food, raffles for adults and kids, baked goods, a white elephant sale, and plenty of children’s games and blow-ups. A Feast of the Assumption Mass and procession ends the festival on Sunday morning.
You can start your weekend shopping at the farmers market at the Barrington Congregational Church on Saturday from 9 am to noon. There are always new vendors on hand with seasonal produce, breads, pastries and other home-grown goods. Among the usual vendors are New Urban Farmers in Pawtucket, Aquidneck Honey in Middletown, Providence Coffee Roasters in Providence, Nettie's Kettle Corn in North Providence, Oakdale Farm in Rehoboth, and Seven Stars Bakery in Providence and East Providence.
Join local poets Ann Strong and Lauri Burke in a “View-Master
Workshop” in the Barrington library gallery on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 3:30. View-Masters, 3-D reels, poetry writing exercises, lemonade and cookies will be provided. Just bring your appetite, imagination, creativity and memories of using a View-Master as a youngster. It’s free and open to anyone 18 and older. Call the library's Reference Desk (401-247-1920 x 2) for more information.
The Driftwoods, a RI icon as a Beach Boys tribute band, perform on Sunday at 6 pm on Barrington Beach. The concert and beach party close out the summer concert series hosted by the recreation department and sponsored by BankNewport. Bring your own chairs and blankets to spread out on the sand and be entertained or get up and dance yourself on the beach.
The Bristol Boat & Artisan Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm at Independence Park on Thames Street at the end of the East Bay Bike Path overlooking Bristol Harbor. The Boat Show features new and used boats, arts and crafts and food for sale. And it’s free admission.